about pophyn

puffin — Etymology: Middle English pophyn


I’ve never had a nickname. While browsing in a dictionary at college, I declared I should use Puffin as a nickname. It didn’t stick, but people occasionally gave me puffin statuettes, dolls, t-shirts, etc., and a few friends did call me Puffin for a while. Puffins became a motif. I used an entire roll of film (36 shots) shooting pics of the puffins at the Seattle Aquarium once.

I’ve sometimes used puffin online but it’s often already taken. So I started using pophyn and lately, haven’t even tried to use puffin much.

Another puffin, sittin' in a tree